A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Digby 33

Summary Catalogue no.: 1634

Physical Description

Composite: six parts

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Kenelm Digby, 1603-1665

Donated to the Bodleian, 1634.

MS. Digby 33 - Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning

MS. Digby 33 - Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning

MS. Digby 33 - Part 3

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century

MS. Digby 33 - Part 4

Contents

Treatise on contemplation
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Digby 33 - Part 5

Contents

Alexander of Ashby, Meditations
Rubric: [added later] Meditationes quedam beati Bernardi
Incipit: Fac me delectari in dulcedine tua Domine deus vt des mihi peticiones cordis mei
Explicit: quam preparasti diligentibus te domine Iesu Christe rex glorie. Qui cum patre et cetera.
Final rubric: Expliciunt meditaciones beati Bernardi Clareuallens’

As pr. T. H. Bestul, ‘The Meditationes of Alexander of Ashby: An Edition’, Mediaeval Studies 52 (1990), 24-81 (not this manuscript), ll. 99-1081, i.e. without the initial epistle and prologue, or the concluding oratio and invectiones, found in the other manuscript known to preserve the meditations in full (Oxford, Worcester College, MS. 213).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

MS. Digby 33 - Part 6

Contents

Anselm , Proslogion (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Bodleian Library Quarto Catalogues IX: Digby Manuscripts, repr. with addenda by R. W. Hunt and A. G. Watson, 1999). Description of part 5 revised by M. Holford, Nov. 2018.

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